Country Music News from CMT
April 20th
Half the excitement of watching Sunday’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards was the tweeting, retweeting and hashtagging going on throughout the three and a-half hour broadcast. And beyond. Which made me wonder, what did we ever do without T…
April 20th
Holy plunging neckline, Miranda Lambert! Did anyone else catch the gorgeous country superstar on the red carpet Sunday night (April 19) at the 50th annual ACM Awards? Lambert was just one of handful of stars lighting up the carpet last night before the bi…
April 20th
Less than two weeks before Sunday’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift revealed that her mother Andrea is battling cancer. And then at the awards show, Swift’s mother walked boldly to the stage and revealed just what kind…
April 20th
It’s hard to count all the memorable moments from the 50th annual ACM Awards. Right off the bat, hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton announced Sunday’s (April 19) show was the most attended live awards show ever. Then there was the homage to Ga…
April 19th
Luke Bryan claimed the coveted entertainer of the year trophy, but Miranda Lambert was the big winner at Sunday night’s (April 19) Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home three awards from the live broadcast in Arlington, Texas. “Oh, hell…
April 19th
On a night that had the potential to be dominated by over-the-top spectacle, the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards stayed on the right musical trail Sunday night (April 19) at the cavernous AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. To quote the late…
April 19th
Updated: April 19, 2015 — 11:30 p.m. ET Here’s a complete list of winners announced at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 19) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan Femal…
April 18th
Are we eyeing an impending song of the year nomination this early in the year? The Zac Brown Band’s “Homegrown” is piling up some strong creds for that honor as it spends its third consecutive week at the top of Billboard’s country…
April 17th
The Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place Sunday night (April 19) in Arlington, Texas, and on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we sit down with all five nominees for the most coveted prize — entertainer of the year. The competition is tou…
April 17th
CMT honors the great Reba McEntire when “We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” launches Saturday (April 18). The two-day celebration will include a special concert featuring an outstanding lineup of her friends and her guest host spot on an all-new e…
April 17th
Momentum continues to build for A Thousand Horses. With roots in South Carolina and Georgia, the band’s debut single, “Smoke,” has steadily risen on the charts, entering the Top 10 of Billboard’s hot country songs chart just last w…
April 17th
Tim McGraw is trying to do the right thing — a charitable thing, a good thing. And some people are outraged. McGraw is playing a benefit concert in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 17, and the proceeds will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit orga…
April 17th
In this recent episode, we’re picking up where we left off last week. Lyle is immediately bounced out of the bar after Mattie and Tiffany get in their infamous bar brawl. However, Lyle is absolutely graceful in his departure even though his behavior…
April 16th
For the first time in the network’s history, CMT announced plans Thursday (April 16) to finance and produce a music video for a music artist. During a private event in Nashville, CMT executives said the music video will be created for independent ar…
April 16th
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Considering the number of emails from artists I’ve received this week with “For Your ACM Consideration” as the subject line, the Academy of C…